Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with US President Joe Biden during their meeting at the Villa La Grange in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with US President Joe Biden during their meeting at the Villa La Grange in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Shi Jiangtao

As Biden’s foreign policy on China comes into focus, Putin cherishes being the lesser of two evils

  • A meeting between the US and Russian presidents legitimises Putin’s embattled regime, say critics of Biden
  • Biden has already pushed America’s allies and partners towards taking a united stand on China’s perceived threats over Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with US President Joe Biden during their meeting at the Villa La Grange in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with US President Joe Biden during their meeting at the Villa La Grange in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
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